The auction, held in Toronto, attracted more than 400 attendees and resulted in $16.73 million in total sales (all prices are in Canadian dollars and include a 17 per cent buyer’s premium) and is now the fifth highest grossing live auction in Canadian history. Of the 190 lots, three sold for more than $1 million dollars and more than 30 works sold for more than $100,000.
- Heffel’s Fall 2011 Auction is now the fifth highest grossing live auction, totalling $16.73 million in sales.
- Jean Paul Lemieux’s Nineteen Ten Remembered sold for $2.34 million, breaking the international auction record for a Canadian post-war and contemporary work, breaking the record previously set by Riopelle.
- Emily Carr’s War Canoe, Alert Bay sold for $1.22 million, breaking the record for most valuable Canadian watercolour sold at auction.
- Lawren Stewart Harris’s Rocky Mountain Sketch CXXI (Mount Robson) sold well above asking for an impressive $1.81 million.